Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is most commonly diagnosed in children. This podcast discusses the signs for ADHD, and encourages seeking treatment from a health care provider. Created: 11/25/2010 by MMWR.
Date Released: 11/25/2010. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Pay Attention to ADHD
Prevalence of Parent-Reported Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Among Children — United States, 2003 and 2007
Recorded: November 9, 2010; posted: November 25, 2010
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Maintaining focus and staying on-task can be difficult for us all, but for people with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, completing the simplest of chores can be a major ordeal. ADHD is most commonly diagnosed in children. They have trouble paying attention, controlling impulsive behaviors, and, in some cases, are overly active. ADHD can have a negative impact on academic performance, as well as the ability to socialize with family and friends. There is no known cure, but the condition can be managed and treated. If your child is exhibiting signs of ADHD, talk to your health care provider.
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